Hi. I am not using any external firewalls, just the integrated windows firewall. I have never had any issues with this before. I am at my college with the dorm internet. The dorm internet actually assigns individual ips to each and every device as I am fairly sure the internet is connected to the backbone of the internet (100mb up and down). So we don't have individual routers per say.
I have a virtual machine that I have running but this issue was going on before I installed that, and it actually crashes as a result of the windows network disconnecting. So....not really sure the firewall or the VM is an issue. I honestly wonder if it's just a bad connection on the MB. But I want to further debug this with you. What is next?
I have not yet been able to test this computer on another network as it's at school with me and I don't have access to any other networks since it's a desktop. I have also used this internet before with my previous computers and never had these issues